Some people find museum visits to be boring or unnecessary — and we do know that the experience of enjoying art is quite subjective. However, the 2000 years of history that the city of Seville holds, equipped it with an amazing cultural offer that should definitely be admired.

That’s why we made a roundup of the city’s best museums and historical sites.

 

Pabellón de la Navegación and the Schindler Tower

It’s a modern building on the south side of the Guadalquivir River that served as a pavilion for the Seville Expo ‘92. Today it’s a museum dedicated to the Age of Discovery and the host for many itinerant exhibitions.

 

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Check the museum program when you’re in Seville at www.pabellondelanavegacion.com

When you visit, go up the Schindler Tower for one of the best panoramic views of the city.

 

Canal de Alfonso XIII - Seville - Schindler Tower

Otra panorámica hacia el norte desde la torre Schindler, Pabellón de la Navegación, Sevilla

Entrance fee
 €4.90

Museum hours
• Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m to 7:30 p.m.
• Sundays from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m
• Closes on Mondays.

👪 All the lights and interactive displays of the main exhibition makes the Pabellón de la Navegación a family friendly museum.

Getting there
🚌 Get on the buses of the C1 or C2 lines and hop off at the Inca Garcilaso Station, right in front of the Expo Sevici building.

Centro Cerámica de Triana

A new space conceived from the restoration of the old ceramic factory of Santa Ana, right in the center of the Triana Quarter. It’s a small museum and archaeological site on the history of ceramics and its influence on the economic and cultural development of Seville.

You can add this museum to your daily itinerary as it is located right next to the Triana market and many tapas bars.


Museum entrance

Entrance fee
General public pay €2.10.
Students and groups of 10 people pay €1.60.

Museum hours
• Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
• Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

Now, even though we believe that this is a must-visit museum, we wouldn’t call it “family friendly” as kids would probably find it boring.

Tip: If you buy the general ticket to the Alcazar of Seville you can enter the museum for free.





Cristina Hoyo’s Flamenco Dance Museum

Located at the heart of Barrio de Santa Cruz this museum provides a great way to explore the historical roots of Flamenco Dancing through videos, music, and artifacts.

Museum entrance fee
Adults pay €10, children €6 and students €8.

Opening hours
• 10H00 to 19H00.

Tip: Every Friday and Saturday at 19H30 visitors of the museum can attend a flamenco show for a discounted price.

Flamenco shows ticket cost
To attend the regular shows adults pay €22, children €12, and students €15.
Tickets to the most intimate shows (44 people max.) adults pay €30.

Flamenco shows schedule
17H00, 19H00, and 20H45. On high season there’s an extra show at 22H15.

Museo De Bellas Artes (Museum Of Fine Arts)

It’s a museum housed in a former nunnery from the XVII century, that holds an amazing collection of Spanish art. Most of it is of religious inspiration, and it’s organized on 14 chronologically ordered rooms, and divided by different artistic styles (from gothic to XX century modern art).

 

Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla

 

In here you’ll find extraordinary art pieces from famous and influential artists like Velázquez and El Greco to name a few.

Entrance fee
European citizens get in for free.
For everyone else, tickets cost €1.50

Museum hours
• Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.
• Sundays and holidays from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

More info at www.museosdeandalucia.es

Itálica Archeological Site

9km from Seville is the Archaeological Site of Italica — once one of the main Roman cities in the Iberian Peninsula due to its great strategic importance to the Roman Empire. It was here that Trajan and Hadrian, two great Roman emperors were born. And it’s also likely that you’ve seen Itálica on an episode of Game Of Thrones.

 

Italica Roman Amphitheatre

 

On your visit, you can walk through a huge Roman amphitheater (that seated 25 000 people), stroll along the ancient streets and enter some of the houses and public buildings from 206 BC.

 


Photo by D.Rovchak
Italica Roman Ruins
Photo by Diego Delso, delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA.

Entrance fee
European citizens can enter the premises for free.
Everyone else pays €1,50 to get in.

Opening hours
• From April to June 30 opens from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m Tuesdays and Saturdays. And 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m on Sundays and holidays.
• From July to September 15 opens from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m and closes on Mondays.
• From September 16 to March 31 opens from 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m Tuesday to Saturday. And from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m on Sundays and some holidays.

Getting there
🚌 At the Plaza de Armas, in the center of Seville, hop on the Bus M-170 (Seville > Santiponce) or the M-170B (Seville > Las Pajanosas).

🚗 If you have your own vehicle, take the N-630 road towards Merida.

👪 Family friendly

More info at www.museosdeandalucia.es

Cover photo by Diego Delso, delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA.